HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN:

HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - city of big bottoms and small minds.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Collecting Continues -- Outstanding Guns From History

I have always been fascinated with guns, especially hand guns. While in the army, I was lucky enough to b e sent to armorer's school and got to fire everything from the M1911 automatic pistol through the 30 calibre machine gun and all the way up to and including a 105 mm jeep mounted recoiless rifle.

Pictured are two fairly accurate "replicas" I found through the internet, one of a highly engraved single action army Colt .45 described as "The Deadwood" and the other a rendering of a flintlock pistol given to General George Washington by the French during the Revolutionary War.
I can't imagne how much the flintlock would be worth if it was real!

For a long time, I had a Colt similar to the one pictured, minus all the engraving. Unfortunately, during a really down economic period, I sold it.

I think that's why I bought this replica. I really miss that pistol! I could almost cry thinking about letting it go! Keep telling myself it is just "a thing". But it was a really cool thing!

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Received these wonderful anagrams from my friend Matt:

DORMITORY:
When yo u rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM



PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER



ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER



DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT



THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE



GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE



THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS



SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME


0A



ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY




0A



ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES - LET'S RECOUNT



SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S



A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
I'M A DOT IN PLACE



THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE



ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE




AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:


MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER


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